Old Lindero classrooms come tumbling down

School renovation gets underway

Las Virgenes Unified School District Superintendent Donald Zimring said goodbye to his old social studies classroom at Lindero Canyon Middle School—with a sledgehammer. On Feb. 4, Team Concept Development Services, a company managing the renovation of the Agoura Hills middle school, invited Zimring to take the first whacks at the classroom demolition. Room J3 was where the former teacher taught […]

Program to discuss teen abuse of Rx drugs

Today’s teens are not as threatened by the drug dealers on every corner as they are by their parent’s medicine cabinets, according to a representative of Narconon, the nonprofit drug rehabilitation and education program. Tony Bylsma, a certified chemical dependency counselor and director of the Narconon Drug Prevention and Education Program of Southern California, will kick off a 2009 RAP […]

Oaks Christian, CLU sports being broadcast online

By Stephen Dorman sdorman@theacorn.com

Even in the land of kimchi, one can still sit down and watch a live Oaks Christian sports contest. During the fall and into winter, while stationed in Korea serving with the United States Air Force, Lt. Col. Randy Redell, the 41yearold son of OCHS head football coach Bill Redell, could open his computer and follow along as the Lions […]

Mardi Gras dinner, auction showcases talent

ALL JAZZED UP—Westlake High School student David Faltemier plays the trombone in the Studio/Lab Jazz Band during the school’s Mardi Gras Dinner Dance Auction at The Canyon in Agoura Hills last Sunday.

Crosswalk talk

Regarding your editorial of Feb. 5, you stated that “the law says a pedestrian must be allowed to traverse the crosswalk before a motorist can proceed.” What section of the California Vehicle Code are you quoting? My understanding is that pedestrians do not automatically have the right-of-way, but rather drivers must “yield” it to them and that word “yield” is […]

Love Stories. . .

We asked our readers to share stories about how they met the love of their life. Their answers warm the heart.

In 1996, I lived in San Francisco, and I met the love of my life, my wife and soulmate, Carol. She had just moved there, and a mutual friend told her to call me so I could introduce her to people and the city. She called me, and we agreed to meet for drinks. When I saw her for the […]

Free health seminar at The Oaks will explain new bypass surgery

A free health seminar on offpump cardiac by-pass surgery will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. Thurs., Feb. 19 at The Oaks mall near Macy’s Women’s store on the lower level on Hillcrest Drive in Thousand Oaks. Enter the mall on the south side near Johnny Rocket’s restaurant. Morning refreshments will be served. Clogged coronary arteries can often lead […]

Oak Park’s Kurland chooses Western State College

Oak Park High senior cross country standout Aaron Kurland has signed a National Letter of Intent with Western State College of Colorado. Western State College is perennially one of the nation’s top cross country programs, and in 2008 finished second in the NCAA Division II Cross Country National Championships. This past season, Kurland was named firstteam AllTriValley League and secondteam […]

Teen snowboard, ski trip slated

The city of Agoura Hills Department of Community Services will host a Mountain High ski and snowboard trip for teens ages 10 to 17 on Mon., Feb. 16. The group will depart at 6 a.m. from the Agoura Hills Recreation Center, 30610 Thousand Oaks Blvd., and return at 7 p.m. Cost is $65 for ages 10 to 12 and $80 […]

Sympathy for dog owner

Regarding “Wanted: killer of Calabasas canine,” Feb. 5, I first want to let Ann Hawley know my heart goes out to her. I have read to many times about people who bring an aggressive breed/dog to a dog park and a dog has been mauled or killed. I own an Akita, and he is a great dog, sweet as can […]